FACT CHECK: Mike Pence presses a distorted case on economic system

WASHINGTON — Vice President Mike Pence and fellow Republicans pressed a distorted case Wednesday that President Donald Trump took over a moribund economic system from Barack Obama and supercharged it. That’s now not what took place. Speakers on the Republican National Convention additionally hailed Trump for safeguarding the medical insurance of folks with preexisting sickness, flipping fact on its head as his management tries to overturn the regulation that promises the ones protections. A have a look at how one of the vital the rhetoric from the conference’s 3rd evening compares with the details: Economy PENCE: “Four years ago we inherited … an economy struggling to break out of the slowest recovery since the Great Depression. … In our first three

Relief test arrives? Don’t let it disappear into your money owed

Federal aid bills supposed to lend a hand shoppers all the way through the COVID-19 pandemic are beginning to arrive. But some shoppers may well be in for sadness if they have got remarkable money owed. Although the bills can’t be seized for taxes or federal pupil mortgage debt, they are able to be diverted should you’re going through a personal debt assortment motion. If you owe kid fortify, the stimulus cost could also be accumulated towards that debt. Here’s how your aid cash may well be diverted, and how you can get ready. Understand whether or not to be expecting a right away deposit or a paper test Not everybody qualifies for a aid cost. The base quantity of $1,200

Coronavirus in Chicago: 2 extra Chicago police officers check sure

Two extra contributors of the Chicago Police Department have examined sure for coronavirus, the dep. introduced Sunday, bringing the full collection of instances within the division to 3. The contributors, a detective sergeant and officer, paintings in numerous amenities, Chicago police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi stated. They aren't believed to be associated with the primary showed case, introduced on Thursday. Though the officials are symptomatic, each are in “good spirits” and self-isolating at house, Guglielmi added. One officer used to be ultimate at paintings Wednesday, whilst the opposite ultimate labored Friday. The Police Department is operating with the Chicago Department of Public Health and the Department of Assets, Information and Services to wash their paintings spaces and tell individuals who can

First mosquitoes of 2019 check constructive for West Nile virus

The Illinois Department of Public Health confirmed Friday that a number of mosquitoes collected in west suburban Wayne have examined constructive for West Nile virus. The mosquitoes had been collected Tuesday by the DuPage County Health Department, IDPH stated, making them the primary mosquitoes to check constructive for the virus this yr. In 2018, 74 counties in Illinois reported constructive outcomes for West Nile virus in a mosquito, chook or human, IDPH stated. 176 human circumstances — which are sometimes underreported — had been confirmed constructive final yr, 17 of which resulted in loss of life. “The recent rains are leaving many pools of water behind, not only in sewer systems under streets and drainage

Not so quick: Check again on Cubs’ urgency in August as a result of

ATLANTA — Four video games into workforce president Theo Epstein’s yr of ‘‘reckoning’’ for the Cubs, it’s already time for a actuality examine. Talk about urgency. In truth, speaking about urgency in all probability must be the primary actuality examine. Epstein mentioned because the season started that ‘‘October starts in March,’’ which makes a pleasant T-shirt slogan however has little constructive worth relating to profitable a six-month, game-a-day baseball season.Four video games into the season, supervisor Joe Maddon and the Cubs have already got their first three-game dropping streak. They did not lose three in a row final yr till May. It’s definitely not how this one has labored up to now. Already through the Cubs’ 1-Three

Brad Stevens Sends Reality Check To Celtics Amid Lackluster Preseason

Brad Stevens Sends Reality Check To Celtics Amid Lackluster Preseason

Brad Stevens isn’t afraid to tell it like it is. While the Boston Celtics head coach never hesitates to credit his players when it’s due, he also doesn’t shy away from criticism when the C’s aren’t playing to the level they’re capable of. The latter largely has been the case for the C’s this preseason, which continued Tuesday night when Boston fell to the Cleveland Cavaliers 102-95 at TD Garden. Following the loss, which dropped the Celtics to 1-2 in the preseason, Stevens didn’t mince words when assessing his team’s play of late. Stevens’ words are warranted. While you shouldn’t put too much stock in the preseas... NESN.com

Check Out This Behind-The-Scenes Footage Of Bruins’ Trip To China

Check Out This Behind-The-Scenes Footage Of Bruins’ Trip To China

The Boston Bruins, as you might have heard, recently went to China. The Bruins and the Calgary Flames played two preseason games in Shenzhen, with Boston winning both. Bruce Cassidy and Co. are back in the states and gearing up for the start of the regular season, but the excitement of the trip remains. In fact, NHL Network soon will air behind-the-scenes footage from the trip in a “China Games All Access” special. You can see some of the footage in the trailer below: Say what you want about sending two professional hockey teams to China, but it sure looks like the players enjoyed themselves. “China Games All Access” airs M... NESN.com